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Lathe Class: Tool Handle & Spin Top

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Project by copcarcollector posted 06-29-2014 10:27 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a lathe class yesterday in Reno, NV. We made a tool handle and a spin top. Good skill builders! The tool handles pilot hole ended up off a bit, as we had to trim down the blank to fit in the chuck jaws. These are both maple, no finish on them yet. The spin top has a bit of superglue on it, added as a preventative measure for what looked like a developing crack.





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LesB

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 04:52 PM

Nice work. A little better than some of us who started off making useless spindles and then thick ugly bowels.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 05:45 PM

I agree with LesB
I made one of the thickest most ugly bowls on the planet.
Eventually burnt it along with the two lamps I made in Middle school.
Very satisfying.

-- Quicksilver

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 04:59 AM

Great job, love classes where you make something that you can take home and use! Did you take the class at Woodworking Source?

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 05:11 PM

Did you take the class at Woodworking Source?

Yes! Jeanette was the instructor, it was fun! I took my first class a while back there with Roman. Good store for anyone in or visiting N Nevada.

Scoobydoo9r, you are pretty close to me here in Carson.

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#5 posted 07-03-2014 07:00 AM

I’m not sure if I know Jeanette, does she work there or just a teacher? I do know Roman, stopped in on one of his demos during one of their weekend bashes. I love the WW Source, I try to get up there as often as I can. I have only taken one actual class up there, it was the intro pen turning class. I should really look into taking another one of these days.

I’m actually down in Gardnerville, but the shop is in Carson. Between the drive and the cost, I usually don’t take many classes. I really want to take the ukulele building class some day though, maybe even wood burning. Not sure if they still offer those though. Haven’t seen a class list lately, but they have quite a selection of classes up there usually.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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